He drove truck for numerous trucking companies and was also the code enforcement officer for the Town of Dix until his retirement in 2016. Bill’s love of vehicles and speed started early, when he secretly skipped out of the house with a pal to fly down snow-covered Tug Hollow Road on a sled.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Edna; sister, Shirley Bailey; children, Rick of Painted Post, John of Buffalo, Dale (Deb) of Caton, Joel (Stacy) of Montour Falls, Kim La Rue of Hammondsport, Linda Gregory of Watkins Glen, Greg (Lisa) La Rue of Elmira Heights and Diane (Charlie) Foster of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Fred (Monalee) Johnston; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ben, Diane and Travis Bond. His love of racing began when he attended the initial Grand Prix in Watkins Glen in 1948.
He participated in sports-car club weekends in Watkins Glen. Fields’ movies, Scottish pipe bands, flying his kites, and double servings of ice cream. Age 72, of Canandaigua and Florida, and formerly of Cayutaville, NY, passed away on October 26, 2018.
There will be a celebration of Brian’s life on Saturday, November 3rd from pm-pm at the Odessa Fire House, located at 300 East Main Street, Odessa.
In 1967, he won a national award for outstanding research that led to improvements on highway safety barriers.
In 2000, the national board honored him with the Kenneth A.
He was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School, Class of 1986.
He was a reluctant student, but an avid football and baseball player.
Dick was a graduate of Mansfield High School in Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Montour Falls Fire Dept., 111 Lee St., Montour Falls, NY 14865 or the Make A Wish Foundation of Western New York, 3025 Monroe Ave., Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14618.